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Monica Lopez                          
May 7, 2018
Tickets Now Available for
Pasadena Educational Foundation's
With Special Guest Speaker Dr. Andrea Armani and
Honoring the Pasadena Tournament of Roses
PASADENA, CA - Tickets are now on sale for the Pasadena Educational Foundation's (PEF) annual spring event, Celebrating Our Schools BREAKTHROUGH 2018, featuring guest speaker Dr. Andrea Armani, a visionary educator and leader at USC, a special presentation in honor of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, and this year's popular interactive showcase highlighting the Pasadena Unified School District's (PUSD) innovative programs and students. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at the historic Pasadena City Hall. The Breakthrough Student Interactive Showcase begins at 5 P.M., speaker program begins at 6 P.M. followed by a reception in the courtyard.

Tickets are available online at:
An event in three-parts, the evening begins with a unique interactive student showcase where guests can get hands-on and creative while learning from students about the exciting programs happening throughout the PUSD. Be inspired by art, immerse yourself in technology, explore science, calculate math problems, and become a part of the story. The showcase is full of surprises.
This year's guest speaker, Dr. Andrea Armani, embodies the 2018 event theme "Breakthrough." Dr. Armani is an inspiring educator and role model leading a research group at USC that invents new types of optical devices, like lasers, to study living cells and proteins and teaches courses in nanomaterials.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will be honored this year for their deep commitment to PUSD schools and to the community. The Tournament supports and partners with PEF and district schools in a myriad of ways such as support for Stadium 42, the renovated John Muir High School baseball field honoring Jackie Robinson, providing additional funding for PEF's Teacher Grants program, supporting healthy minds and bodies in PEF's Summer Enrichment program, and through their yearly grants program that helps provide additional resources to PTA's, booster clubs, teachers, and programs throughout the community.
Contributions to Celebrating Our Schools supports the work of the Pasadena Educational Foundation toward the priorities and forward-thinking initiatives of the PUSD, and helps PEF provide award-winning art programs, summer school, and cutting-edge classroom technology. Celebrating Our Schools is sponsored by individual and business patrons throughout the community.
WHAT:            Pasadena Educational Foundation's
                       Celebrating Our Schools BREAKTHROUGH 2018

Pasadena City Hall Courtyard
                       100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Student Interactive Showcase
5-6 P.M.
Speaker program begins at 6 P.M. Reception to follow

For more information and to purchase tickets go to: or contact the Pasadena Educational Foundation at (626) 396-3625 or



Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.

Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.